BLOCK GARDEN & MCNEILL, LLP
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Representative Transactions


Steven R. Block | Warren W. Garden | Christopher M. McNeill



Warren W. Garden


Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented Pioneer Natural Resources Company (public) in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Chauvco Resources Ltd. (public)
  • Represented Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. in its divestiture of $410 million of oil and gas properties to Costilla Energy, Inc. (public)
  • Represented Tecnol Medical Products, Inc. (public) in its $400 million acquisition by Kimberly-Clark Corporation (public)
  • Represented Marcus Cable Company in its $345 million acquisition of cable systems from Sammons Cable Company
  • Represented various hedge funds and private equity funds in direct equity investments of $1 million to $15 million in private companies
  • Represented ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (public) in its $14 million acquisition of Medical Alliance, Inc. (public)
  • Represented BP Natural Gas Opportunity Partners, L.P., and its portfolio company subsidiaries and affiliates, including its registered investment adviser, BP Capital Energy Advisors, LLC, in connection with their acquisition and finance activities, and compliance matters.

Securities Offerings

  • Represented Pioneer Natural Resources Company (public) in its offering of $350 million 6.50% Senior Notes due 2008 and $250 million 7.20% Senior Notes due 2028 through Salomon Smith Barney
  • Represented National Gypsum Company in the issuance of Common Stock ($500 million), Warrants ($28 million), and Subordinated Debentures ($100 million) in connection with its bankruptcy reorganization
  • Represented Lincoln Property Company in connection with its $320 million initial public offering of shares of beneficial interest by its newly formed real estate investment trust through Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Represented Hicks, Muse & Co. Incorporated in connection with the private placement of up to $250 million of capital commitments to its Leveraged Acquisition Equity Fund
  • Represented Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company (public) in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $190 million of 6¼% Convertible Monthly Income Preferred Shares (Convertible MIPS) through Goldman, Sachs & Co., and others
  • Represented Dell Computer Corporation (public) in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $110 million of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock through Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Represented OccuSystems, Inc. in its $65 million initial public offering of Common Stock through Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated, and Smith Barney Inc.
  • Represented Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company (public) in a $60 million secondary offering of Common Stock through Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Private Investments in Public Equities (PIPE)

  • Represented Gryphon Master Fund, L.P, CSSF Master Fund, LP and various other hedge funds in more than 100 PIPE offerings

Bank Financings

  • Represented Pioneer Natural Resources Company (public) in connection with obtaining its $1.075 billion primary senior bank facility, and its $300 million 364-day senior bank facility from a consortium of banks led by NationsBank of Texas, N.A.
  • Represented Chauvco Resources Ltd. in connection with obtaining its $300 million senior bank facility from a consortium of banks led by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Venture Capital Financings

  • Represented OccuSystems, Inc. in connection with a $15 million venture capital investment made by The Travelers Indemnity Company
  • Represented The Media Farm, Inc. in connection with a $10 million venture capital investment made by The Texas Growth Fund and Madison Investment Partners
  • Represented Mouse Products, Inc. in connection with a $7.5 million venture capital investment made by investors affiliated with The Staubach Company
  • Represented Integrated Concepts, Inc. in connection with a $7 million venture capital investment made by Chaparral 2000, Ltd. and First Dallas Ventures, Ltd.
  • Represented Capital Southwest Venture Corporation and Seed Company Partners, L.P. in connection with their $6.5 million venture capital investment in OBJX Group, Inc.
  • Represented Seed Company Partners, L.P. in connection with its $5 million venture capital investment in GTESS Corporation

Bridge Financings

  • Represented various hedge funds and private equity funds as lenders in bridge financings of $200,000 to $8 million in loan proceeds

Other Transactions

  • Represented Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. in its tender offer to purchase $560 million aggregate principal amount of senior subordinated notes issued by its predecessor
  • Represented Applause, Inc. in connection with its $200 million comprehensive capital restructuring
  • Represented Lamonts Corporation in connection with the financial restructuring of $152 million of its debt securities
  • Represented Dealer Vehicle Conduit, Inc. in connection with the private securitization of $40 million of assets

Other Areas of Expertise

  • Represent hedge funds and broker-dealers in responding to and defending SEC inquiries and investigations and criminal probes primarily related to securities transactions
  • Act as expert witness for private parties in litigation involving corporate and securities matters